Impression of new lobby for 20 Bond Street, Sydney

By Tina Perinotto

10 June 2010 – ING Office Fund and Mirvac  are set for a $60 million transformation of their jointly owned 20 Bond Street building, in Sydney’s CBD financial district, in a project that will target  targeted a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating and a new trigeneration plant for onsite electricity generation.

The 35,000 square metre office building over 31 levels previously housed the Australian Stock Exchange.

Work will include new building services plus an “architecturally striking” new lobby and interior, new lift system with destination calling, active chilled beam airconditioning, back up power, flexible lighting controls and a “state of the art building management control system.”

The building will also include secure parking, showers, lockers and bicycle bays in the basement, regular floorplates to maximise light and “spacious work environment and enhanced by cityscape and harbour views.”

The joint owners said they were committed to delivering “exceptional environmental performance and sustainable operations across all aspects of the commercial asset’s design and development, including a targeted 5 Star NABERS Energy rating.”

Managing director of Mirvac Nick Collishaw said: ”The transformation of 20 Bond Street will deliver a high performance and aesthetically appealing development with strong sustainable credentials.”

He said Mirvac had a track record for transforming existing buildings into “premium quality assets while minimising their environmental footprint.”